This week, late night talk show hosts are jumping at the chance to praise the diversity of this year’s Oscar nominations. It’s the trendy thing to do. The Shape of Water is at the top of the stack with 13 nominations, including Best Picture.
I'm positive you've all been feverishly awaiting this year’s Oscar nominees to be announced. I'm also anxiously awaiting the day when technology will allow you to see my eyes roll as I wrote that sentence. What’s the reason for my lack of enthusiasm?
Well, because even though I'm The Hollywood Conservative, I recognize the farcical, self-aggrandizing nature of the awards season. It's like senior superlatives in high school where all the cool kids pat each other on their varsity jacketed-backs.
America's collective response is:
"Please just go away."
Nonetheless, social media bombards us with celebrity faces promising that this, will be the best awards show … ever.
Hollywood might think flyover America is as dumb as a bag of hair, but fortunately unlike most celebrities, we learn from our mistakes and aren’t glutton for punishment. After years of watching the Oscars, we know it’s more like the movie Groundhog Day – the formula is clear:
Opening monologue that shames normal Americans and the president (presuming he’s a Republican); speeches that describe Hollywood stars and starlets as martyrs; more speeches fawning over the “craft” and “brilliance” of other Hollywood insiders; closing monologue prompting a call for action to #Resist our Republican president.
I'll make sure I have other plans on Oscar night...
Also in this week's news, Republicans won the government shutdown. Democrats know they're in trouble when they can't even get the Left’s “paper of record” -- The New York Times -- to sign on with their agenda to shut down the government over a small percentage of the population who are here illegally.
On Friday, Chuck Schumer was willingly to jeopardize veterans, active military members, and children covered under CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program), which aids parent's in seeking and obtaining medical treatment for their children.
On Monday, his change of heart signaled a realization that Democrats couldn't win this political game of chicken. Numerous polls have shown that, in fact, we Americans do have heart. We do care about the lives of the DACA population. But according to a recent Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, 58 per cent of Americans oppose shutting down the government over DACA negotiations. The findings of the poll also reveal that most Americans are naturally in agreement with the conservative platform: that compassion and benevolence are important, but within reason.
Also this week was another disturbing event: The second annual “Women’s March” (a.k.a: an anti-Trump rally).
You may recall the first one. It was led by Israel-hater Linda Sarsour and her terrorist pal, Rasmea Odeh.
To refresh your memories, Sarsour is the same human rights “activist” who said that Ayaan Hirsi Ali – a victim of female genital mutilation – deserves an “a** whoopin’” and that she’d like to “take her vagina away.”
Now there’s a real feminist for you.
Again this year, it wouldn't have been the place to take your non-adult daughter. Handwritten signs with vulgar language sprinkled the crowds as well as lewd costumes, and, varying forms of partial nudity. Inclusion was not part of the program. As a Trump supporter, even though I'm a woman (biologically; I don't just "feeeeeel like a woman," per Shania Twain’s famous song), I wouldn't be welcome there.
During the first Women's March, I was in D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration. As I boarded my flight from Los Angeles to Reagan International, heading back to my seat in the nose-bleed section of coach, I bypassed first class where half of the travelers were women in those ridiculous pink hats.
I thought to myself: what brand of oppression allows you to pay $1000 for a first-class seat? Whatever it is -- I want some of that!
Then I realized I'd rather sit in coach any day than be one of those screeching, maniacal, unhinged women in rows one through eight. Their cause might have celebrities like Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johannson, but my cause supports limited government and maximum freedom. We support low taxation and oppose government corruption. My cause marches for the military, veterans and unborn babies. And how empowering to women is that?
If I have to give up a lifetime of first-class seats to see success in my cause, I'll do it any day of the year, every day of the year.